Hsu Wei-ning

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Hsu Wei-ning
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Hsu Wei-ning in 2014
Background information
Chinese name 許瑋甯
Pinyin Xǔ Wěinìng (Mandarin)
Born (1984-08-07) 7 August 1984 (age 34)
Taiwan
Other names Tiffany Ann Hsu
Tiffany Hsu
Ann Hsu
Alma mater Chinese Cultural University
Occupation Actress, model, VJ
Years active 2003-present

Hsu Wei-ning (Chinese: 許瑋甯; pinyin: Xǔ Wěinìng; Wade–Giles: Hsu3 Wei3 Ning4; born 7 August 1984), also known as Tiffany Ann Hsu, is a Taiwanese actress and model.[1] Hsu began her career as a model,[2] and first came to attention for her supporting roles in the Taiwanese drama series It Started with a Kiss and its sequel They Kiss Again. She also worked as a VJ for MTV Taiwan.

Her performance as Doris in the Taiwanese film Design 7 Love earned her a Golden Horse Award nomination for Best New Performer. She also appeared in the drama series The Way We Were, for which she won a Golden Bell Award for Best Supporting Actress.[3]

Early life[edit]

Hsu's father is Italian-American and her mother is Taiwanese. Her father left the family before she was born, leaving her mother to raise Hsu with the assistance of her maternal grandparents and her other family members.[4] Hsu attended the Hwa Kang Arts School in Taipei where she was classmates with Rainie Yang and Alien Huang. She graduated from the Chinese Cultural University with a major in Drama Acting in 2007. Friends call her by her middle name, Ann, which is also the English name listed on her agency's profile webpage.[5]

Career[edit]

Hsu was first noticed by Catwalk Model Agency when she participated in a talent casting for MTV Taiwan and was then signed up to be a fashion model in 2003.

In 2004, Hsu appeared in her first TV series Jia You Fei Fei (家有菲菲) and sang the theme song "甜姐辣妹". In 2005, she starred in the series It Started with a Kiss as second female lead. In 2007, Hsu appeared in her first film Amour-Legende (松鼠自殺事件). In 2009, Hsu starred in the idol drama ToGetHer and Autumn's Concerto. In 2011, Hsu starred as the second female lead of the TV drama Love You. In 2012, Hsu appeared in the micro-film Wishing for Happiness. She also starred as the female lead for the first time in the romance-drama series, Love Me or Leave Me (TV series), as a woman who was afraid of getting married but then regretted her decision when another woman tried to steal her boyfriend. In 2014, she starred in her first film as female lead in Design 7 Love (相愛的七種設計).[6][7] Hsu also starred in a Resorts World Sentosa promotional four-part micro-film series titled Cupid's World of Happiness (丘比特的幸福世界) alongside Leon Jay Williams and Xiao Xiao Bin.[8] The 40-minute-long microfilm (four episodes of 10 minutes each) tells the story of two vacationers unexpectedly meeting and finding love with each other through a series of adventures during their stay at Resorts World Sentosa.[9] In 2014, Hsu earned wider recognition after appearing in the TVBS series The Way We Were (also known as 16 Summers). Her performance won her a Golden Bell Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2015, Hsu starred in the horror film The Tag-Along (紅衣小女孩), playing a smart and independent radio DJ who has a fear of commitment in relationships. The movie was well received by critics and did well at the box-office in Taiwan. It opened in second place with NT$8.73 million over three days, which is the best opening for a Taiwanese film since Our Times.[10]

Personal life[edit]

From 2006 to 2015, Hsu dated actor Ethan Juan.[11][12]

In October 2017, Hsu and Taiwanese cinematographer Liu You-nian were confirmed to be in a relationship.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2004 Jia You Fei Fei 家有菲菲 Fei Fei
2005 It Started with a Kiss 惡作劇之吻 Pei Ziyu
2007 They Kiss Again 惡作劇2吻 Pei Ziyu
2008 Time Story 光陰的故事 Ni Ni
2009 ToGetHer 愛就宅一起 Yan Shijia
Autumn's Concerto 下一站,幸福 He Yiqian
Roseate-Love 紫玫瑰 Mina
2010 Qing Mi Xing Ti Yan 清蜜星体验
Scent of Love 就是要香戀 Li Zhenzhen
Days We Stared at the Sun 他们在畢業的前一天爆炸 Policewoman
2011 Love You 醉後決定愛上你 Avril Tang
2012 Love Me or Leave Me 我租了一個情人 Ji Qing
The Late Night Stop 小站 Wu Yating
2014 The Way We Were 16個夏天 Zheng Ruirui
2015 Wake Up 麻醉風暴 Yang Wei-yu
2016 Rock Records in Love 滾石愛情故事 Hsu Chung-hsiu Episode: "Infatuation" ("鬼迷心竅")
Fresh Off the Boat 菜鳥新移民 Margaret Season 3, episode: "Coming from America"
2017 Wake Up 2 麻醉風暴2 Yang Wei-yu
2018 My Dear Boy 我的男孩 Assistant Episode 19
Dear Diary Ai在西元前 Web series

Film[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2006 Amour-Legende 松鼠自殺事件 Coco
2009 Taipei 24H 台北異想 Boss's Woman Segment "Save the Lover"
2010 The Bund 1848-1945 外灘佚事 Li Xianglan Documentary film
2010 How Are You? I'm Fine 你好嗎?我很好 Samsung micro film
2012 Cupid's World of Happiness 丘比特的幸福世界 Resorts World Sentosa micro film
2012 Wishing for Happiness 想幸福的人 Girl by the river Micro film
2014 Design 7 Love 相愛的七種設計 Doris
2014 Dream Flight 想飛 Xie Xinyi
2015 Inside Out 腦筋急轉彎 Sadness Taiwanese version, voice
2015 End of A Century: Mia's Story 世紀末的華麗 Mia Short film
2015 The Tag-Along 紅衣小女孩 Shen Yi-chun
2015 White Lies, Black Lies 失控謊言 Hsiao-chen
2017 Battle of Memories 記憶大師 Mysterious woman
2017 Who Killed Cock Robin 目擊者 Maggie
2017 A Nail Clipper Romance 指甲刀人魔 Carman
2017 Ning Short film for Vogue Taiwan
2017 The Tag-Along 2 紅衣小女孩2 Shen Yi-chun
TBA The Strangled Truth 滅相

Music video[edit]

Year Artist Song title
2003 Lee Wei "666"
2003 Lin Yo Wei "That Street"
2004 Alex To "Love You So Much"
2004 Leehom Wang "The Heart's Sun and Moon"
2008 Kenji Wu "Love Hurts"
2010 Vanness Wu "Reason"
2010 Eddie Peng "Corner of Summer"
2012 Will Pan "Forgetting the Hug"
2013 Hush "Psycho Love"
2014 Eric Chou "My Way To Love"
2017 Kenji Wu "Haunted Call"
2017 Eric Chou "The Way You Make Me Feel"

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song title Notes
2004 "Tián Jiě Là Mèi" (甜姐辣妹) Duet with Angel Yao
2017 "The Way You Make Me Feel" (黏黏) Eric Chou feat. Hsu Wei-ning

Published works[edit]

English title Original title Author Date published Publisher
Ann's Day Ann's Day: 關於美好的味覺記憶 Hsu Wei-ning 19 May 2012 Kate Publishing

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Category Nominated work Result
2014 Golden Horse Awards Best New Performer Design 7 Love Nominated
2015 Golden Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress The Way We Were Won
Macau International Movie Festival Best Actress Dream Flight Nominated
2016 Taipei Film Awards Best Actress The Tag-Along Won
White Lies, Black Lies Won
End of A Century: Miea's Story Won
Golden Horse Awards Best Leading Actress The Tag-Along Nominated
2017 Asia-Pacific Producers' Network Awards Best Actress N/A Won
Golden Bell Awards Best Leading Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film Rock Records in Love - Infatuation Nominated
Golden Horse Awards Best Supporting Actress The Tag-Along 2 Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Chinese) Apple Daily 混血單親妞 從小飽受歧視 16 March 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-05
  2. ^ (in Chinese) Tiffany profile at Catwalk Archived 2011-07-03 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-06-05
  3. ^ (in Chinese) CNA 金鐘戲劇節目女配角 許瑋甯哽咽領獎 26 September 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-26
  4. ^ "混血單親妞 從小飽受歧視". 蘋果日報 (台灣). 2010-03-16. 
  5. ^ (in Chinese) Tiffany profile at Catwalk Archived 2011-07-03 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2014-07-14
  6. ^ "Tiffany Hsu". imdb.com. Retrieved June 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Tiffany Hsu". chinesemov.com. Retrieved June 16, 2010. 
  8. ^ "'I keep the passion alive: Tiffany Hsu'". The Straits Times. July 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ "'Scene in Singapore'". MSN Entertainment. September 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Martian orbits atop China box office". Film Business Asia. 2015-12-04. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. 
  11. ^ "同時現身巴黎 阮經天、許瑋甯復合?". 聯合報. 2015-07-22. Archived from the original on 2015-09-27. 
  12. ^ "Ethan Ruan and Tiffany Hsu are over each other". Toggle.sg. 2015-03-31. 
  13. ^ "許瑋甯男友遭起底 曾是伊林男模的星二代". Udn.com. 2017-10-18. 

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